Nederburg

The Winemaster's Reserve Pinotage

8.8179 ratings
8.77 pro ratings
Western Cape, South Africa
Pinotage
Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Beef, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pork, Venison, Potato, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Daniel Cavazos

Mild red fruit. Easy to drink. Pairs well with lots of dishes.

Mild red fruit. Easy to drink. Pairs well with lots of dishes.

2 people found it helpfulSep 8th, 2014
Guy Anglade

Contributor Details Magazine

9.5

Easily "gulpable"

Easily "gulpable"

1 person found it helpfulJan 11th, 2015
Denis Roudenko

15.5/20 (88/100)

15.5/20 (88/100)

1 person found it helpfulAug 12th, 2014
Denis Roudenko

15.5/20 (88/100)

15.5/20 (88/100)

1 person found it helpfulJun 21st, 2014
Sean Wallner - SGWS

On first impression I'm getting notes of over ripe strawberries, black currants, blackberries and figs as well as spices/peppers and a gamey/meaty smell. All similar characteristics on the palate with a hint of smoke. Tastes like a fruity BBQ in summer! With some aeration the meaty aromas/flavored go away and you are left with a fruit forward and spicy red wine.

On first impression I'm getting notes of over ripe strawberries, black currants, blackberries and figs as well as spices/peppers and a gamey/meaty smell. All similar characteristics on the palate with a hint of smoke. Tastes like a fruity BBQ in summer! With some aeration the meaty aromas/flavored go away and you are left with a fruit forward and spicy red wine.

Feb 16th, 2016
Jerry Hindes CS, CSW

Had this February 16th 2015. Had that classic SA funky nose of what I call rhinoceros dung with a hint of giraffe urine a unique to African wines terroir aromas. Not a barnyard aroma of France, but a free range gamey aroma. Great fruit notes and drinks very well on its own or with grilled meats and fresh game. This would go great with wild boar, venison and bison.

Had this February 16th 2015. Had that classic SA funky nose of what I call rhinoceros dung with a hint of giraffe urine a unique to African wines terroir aromas. Not a barnyard aroma of France, but a free range gamey aroma. Great fruit notes and drinks very well on its own or with grilled meats and fresh game. This would go great with wild boar, venison and bison.

Feb 17th, 2015
Maciej Borucki

Delicious; spicy and oaky

Delicious; spicy and oaky

Aug 20th, 2017
Neal Schaffer

You find yourself engulfed in smoked venison jerky. Once that blows off, plums, raspberries, rooibos tea, and tar sneak into the mix. Lots of umami stuff happening. It reminds me of the brown sauce you can't stop eating at your local take-out Chinese restaurant. Your mouth keeps salivating. I'm surprised at the softer tannic structure. I was expecting to have my face ripped off, but the tannins show restrain. Acid levels are reminiscent of blood oranges. 14.5% alcohol hides. Pleasantly surprised. #pinotage

You find yourself engulfed in smoked venison jerky. Once that blows off, plums, raspberries, rooibos tea, and tar sneak into the mix. Lots of umami stuff happening. It reminds me of the brown sauce you can't stop eating at your local take-out Chinese restaurant. Your mouth keeps salivating. I'm surprised at the softer tannic structure. I was expecting to have my face ripped off, but the tannins show restrain. Acid levels are reminiscent of blood oranges. 14.5% alcohol hides. Pleasantly surprised. #pinotage

Mar 15th, 2017
Mikhail Svirin

15,5/20

15,5/20

Jan 2nd, 2017
JB derycke

Fruity, smoky, meaty

Fruity, smoky, meaty

Dec 21st, 2016